9 was a happy one.
After the feverish months of travel and pleasure, her delight in the soft Newport climate was deeper than ever.
She always felt the change from the air of the mainland to that of the island, and never crossed the bridge from Tiverton to Bristol Ferry without an exclamation of pleasure.
She used to say that the soft, cool air of Newport smoothed out the tired, tangled nerves like a silver comb !
July 29. To my Club, where, better than any ovation, an affectionate greetingted the ballad, keeping her voice as she could while the heroes waged desperate combat, but breaking down entirely when Horatius plunged headlong in the tide, and swam with magnificent action across — the greensward!
September 18. Preached in Tiverton to-day.
Text: The fashion of this world passeth away.
Subject: Fashion, an intense but transient power; in contradistinction, the eternal things of God.
September 25. Spent much of this day in composing a poem in commemoration of President